|Critical Issues Alternative Views 1-4-2013 - Daniel Smith|
Panel discussion by Lynnwood Bartley, Ron Kramer, Leigh Ford, and Don Cooney. Subject matter is the fiscal cliff and the phony debt crisis.
Keywords: fiscal cliff austerity critical issues alternative views
|Reviving Activisim for the New Century - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartly, Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer are on hand to greet visiting activist Frida Barranger to the show. She is here to speak at Western Michigan university. She tells all about what it means to be raised and live and Activist's life.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Activism,Frida Barrenger
|Looking Ahead with Hope - William F. O'Brien|
Taped on Dec. 29, 2006. Saddim Housein was being hanged as we spoke, President Ford was taken to Washington D.C., and a new year approaches. Our panel is Lyn Bartley, host, Dr. Don Cooney and Dr. Elke Schoffers round out the group
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues-Alternative Views,Housein,Ford,new congress
|The Peoples Mandate - William F. O'Brien|
Our panel discusses the new direction the country has gone in by electing Demcorats to the house and the senate. Dr. Don Cooney hosts the show. This show cannot be sold, but may be aired on not for profit channels like Public Access,Educables and PBS.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Critical Issues,Democrats,Elections,Progressive,Michigan
|Local Organizing is the Key - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley leads the conversation with Don Cooney in this one. They talk on many subjects from the nit picking right wing comentators to Gitmo. They also talk about the new Supreme Court Justice Nominee. It is a stimulating program
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Right Wing,media,Obama,Sobamayer
|CI.82 Crime and Punishment|
The panel, led by Lynwood Bartley discusses the woes of the Republican Party in the face of the Libby indictment and the DeLay and Plame cases
Keywords: Critical Issues; Plame; DeLay; Libby; Fitzgerald; Kalamazoo; Alternative views
|Pirates and Hypocrites Critical Issues #117 - William F. O'Brien|
Critical Issuses #117 continues the ongoing discussion of the Iraq war, questioning the reasoning for not put forth a timeline for the US pull out, especially when the people had spoken at this last election. Joining Lyn for this show is the rest of the panel, Dr. Ron Kramer, Dr. Don Cooney, Elke Schoffers,Ph.D and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D. all from the faculty of Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Bush,Falwell,Congress
|Critical Issues 2 15 2013 - Daniel Smith|
Critical Issues - Alternative Views is a panel discussion show produced at the facilities of Public Media Network in Kalamazoo, Michigan.This 2/15/2013 edition is a discussion by Ron Kramer and Lynnwood Bartley about President Obama's State of the Union Address given in January 2013.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views Kalamazoo State of the Union
|NeoCons and the Media(2)|
Col. Ogden Jones visits the panel and forcasts a grim future for the National Guard. Also visiting is Mitchell Szczepenczyk from Chicago Indymedia and Chicago Media Action.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Media; NeoCons; Iraq; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Media
|Trying to Make Sense of the Bailout - William F. O'Brien|
Elke Schoffers, Ph.d hosts this show. The discussion is once again on the bailout and the budget. The Republican budget had no numbers, reminiscent of the last Bush Administration. Once again the lobby run Republicans are acting as obstructionists on any forward movement by the progressive government. We then talk about the Afghan war and the environment. Joining her is Leigh A. Ford, Ph.d, Dr. Ron Kramer and Don Cooney all faculty of Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Green,alternative power,Republicans,budget
|CI.79 Empty Promises, Deadly Incompetence|
Col. Ogden Jones returns to talk about Bush's folly in Iraq and the devistating cost in live with NO timetable to get our of that Country.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Alternative Views; Iraq; Bush; Incompetence; Kalamazoo; Michigan
Dr. Gary J. Dorrien of Kalamazoo College join the panel to discuss his (Now released) book, IMPERIAL DESIGNS, relating how the Neo Conservatives have had the Iraq war plan since 1992, and relating to todays events.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Iraq.NeoCons; Imperial Designs; Critical Issues Alternative Views
|Our Viewmeister's Bid for Congress - William F. O'Brien|
Dr. Ron Kramer takes on the duties of host for this show. He interviews our other panelist Don Cooney who has thrown his hat into the ring in the run for Congress against incumbant Fred Upton (Rep. Michigan 6th District). Don has been on this show since its inception 6 years ago. We also talk about the recent trip to the UAE by President Bush, and its failure to lower the price of oil.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Congress,Fred Upton,Don Cooney,Michigan,oil,gas prices
|The Corruptive Power of Wealth - William F. O'Brien|
We discuss the corruption that the rich enjoy. Lobbying is one of those corruptive powers, and the helplessness of those who are on the lower end of the social register to stop the odds stacked against them.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Money,graft,corruption,lobbyists,rich,poor,disadvantaged
|Cities Suffer for Bush's War - William F. O'Brien|
The panel discusses what most inner cities are experiencing from under funding of social programs creating youth violence and other ailments of urban and suburban areas. Though speaking of Kalamazoo, this program speaks to other cities as well. The second portion of the show talks about the abuses that Bush has been putting our constitution through.
Keywords: critical Issues,critical issues alternative views,youth violence,violence,underfunding,cities,kalamazoo
|Obama's Internal War - William F. O'Brien|
LYNWOOD BARTLEY is back to lead the conversation with DR. DON COONEY and DR RON KRAMER. Ever since he claimed the office of President (by popular demand), the Republicans and the Right Winged Republicans have attacked everything he has tried to do. It doesn’t matter whether the right and the Republicans agree with him, because he is black and a Democrat, he is wrong. This leaves a congress in an uproar...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obama,Republicans,Right Wing,Healthcare,Blue Line Democrats,Conservatives,Liberals,Compromise
|Avoiding The Real Issues - William F. O'Brien|
Today, the show was hosted by Lynwood Bartley, with Congressional Candidate, Dr. Don Cooney and John Curran, his campaign manager. Dr. Cooney spoke on the differences between the status quo and what needs to happen to return the power of the government to the people
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Michigan; 2010 elections; Washington D.C; healthcare; forclosures; banks; big business
|The Mid-Term Election Outcome - William F. O'Brien|
Dr. Paul Clements joins the panel of Dr. Ron Kramer, Elke Schoffers, Ph.D and Host Lynwood Bartley, all faculty of Western Michigan University to discuss the outcome of the 2010 mid-term election. What it means and what some of the consequences can be. Dr. Clements is a Professor of Political Science and has kept a close eye on the results and offers his conclusions. Great Discussion.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Politics; Mid-Term Election; 2010; Republicans; Democrats; Tea Party; Obama; disallusionment
|Vote for Change - William F. O'Brien|
ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D hosts once again. This panel consists of DR. RON KRAMER, LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D and Congressional hopeful and our own DON COONEY. We discuss what has been wrong with this administration (could not cover everything. Actually just scratched the surface barely.) The changes that could happen if Obama is elected. Presidential powers and much more. Stimulating conversation.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,Cheney,McCain,Obama,Oil,War Crimes
|The Attack on Higher Education|
Host Lyn Bartley, Don Cooney and Elke Schoffers discuss the present dangers now faced by academia and the freedom to teach, especially controversial subjects.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; education; college; universities; bush; right wing
|Domestic Spying vs the A.C.L.U.|
Jim Rodbard, j.d. president of the Michigan A.C.L.U. Visits and talks about the presidents domestic spying and saying why it is illegal
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; domestic spying; Bush; Lies; Washington D.C
|Religion and Politics Breed Extremeism - William F. O'Brien|
The last week of this old year brings tragedy to the middle east. The Bhutto assasination certainly has upset the plans of the white house. Hosted by ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D and joined with DR. RON KRAMER, DR. DON COONEY and LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D. all from Western Michigan University. Their discussion addresses the assassination and conclude with the danger of letting religion creep into the government...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bhutto,Bush,religion,government,the Constitution
|Voodoo Economics and it's Dire Results - William F. O'Brien|
Today it is only DR. RON KRAMER and DR. DON COONEY as they talk about the Voodoo Economics of the Republican eras of Reagan and Bush and the disasterous inevitability this course would take. David Stockman was the one who authored this type of economics and who is now repudiating his idea as unworkable. This is what lead to the downfall of Wall Street and the bank failures of 2009 and 10 and gave rise to the Barny Madolffs and their scams...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Michigan; Voodoo Economics; Wall Street; Failure; Banks; David Stockman; Bush; Reagan
|Keeping the Insurance Companies Honest - William F. O'Brien|
On this panel Elke Schoffers, ph.d leads the conversation, delving into the healthcare program, to be voted on in congress and the house. Dr. Don Cooney and Lynwood Bartley join in.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obama,Healthcare,Insurance Companies,Senate,House,public option
|On The Issues with Amy Goodman - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley and Dr. Don Cooney had an opportunity to interview Amy Goodman while she was visiting Western Michigan University. Their subject was primarily on the corporate media. What it does and does not do. Her program "DEMOCRACY NOW!' Is a favorite here in Kalamazoo. We were only expecting 15 minutes, however, she got into the conversation and stayed for 21. We were grateful for the time she did give us...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Amy Goodman; Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo; Michigan; Interview; Democracy Now
|The Lock-Step Republicans - William F. O'Brien|
By now, everyone knows that the Republicans have no intention of reaching across the aisle to work in a non-partisan way. They are there only to obstruct and keep the money flowing to their rich buddies and not to help the average person. This is truly the opposite thinking of revered President (and the first Republican) Abraham Lincoln. He would be ashamed of his modern day party. That is the theme of this show...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Obstructionist,Republicans,Lincoln,Darwin,Limbaugh,reelection problems,greed,wall street
|The Millennium Campaign - William F. O'Brien|
PAULA MANLEY from the League of Women Voters joins Host Lynwood Bartley and panel consisting of Dr. Ron Kramer and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D, to discuss the Millennium Campaign, Voices Against Poverty hosted by the United Nations. We also talk about the trouble Alberto Gonzales is in for firing the Federal Prosecutors among other topics.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Millennium Campaign,United Nations,League of Women Voters,Kalamazoo
|The Republican Scam with America - William F. O'Brien|
A discussion on the same old policy of the Republican response to poor ratings is to make a 'Conract with America'. This is moot and just is a promise to do the same things they have always done. Tax the poor and give to the rich and add a few right-wing policies. Their new 'pledge' is discussed at length with obscene costs and hidden or unknown entities, which in many respects, resembles what is commonly called a 'scam'...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Republicans; Scam; Pledge with America; Global Warming; Books
|The World Can't Wait|
Joetta L. Carr, Ph.D comes on the show to tell about her organization 'THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT' and their demand for Bush to step down
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; March on Washington Feb 4.06; lies; katrina; rita
|The_Fall_of_The_Republican_Empire Ep. 81|
The Bush administration has hit several legal snags that now make his administration ineffective. Panel participants are Elka Schoffers, Dr. Ron Kramer, Leigh A. Ford Ph.d and Donald Cooney all from Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Politics; Bush; Inept; President; Cheney; Rove; DeLay
|Investigative News - William F. O'Brien|
Host Lyn Bartley along with Dr. Ron Kramer welcome Alex Nixon, the night editor for the Kalamazoo Gazette to Critical Issues. Alex investigated the big story here in Kalamazoo of the EPA dumping river sludge from a town downstream here in Kalamazoo, within a mile and 1/2 from our water source. Although this is Kalamazoocentric, this could happen in any city across the nation. Our city council was advised of it just weeks before the EPA had decided to do the deed.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,EPA,environment,PCBs,water source,groundwater,aquafirs
|The Human Side of Iraq - William F. O'Brien|
From Western Michigan University, Dr. Don Cooney and Dr. Ron Kramer join host Lynwood Bartley in welcoming Kathy Murphy and Heider Al Saedy to the show. They talk about their organization "Iraqi Health Now". Mr. Saedy just returned from Basra, Iraq which is his home town, only to find the lack of medicine and fresh water. That is when he and Kathy Murphy started the organization......Then Ron talks about Baseball.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Iraq,Food,Water,Medicine,Basra,Iraqi Health Now,Kalamazoo,Community
|Selling Candidates to the Public - William F. O'Brien, Lynwood Bartley|
Lynwood Bartley leads the conversation on the ABC tv presidential debates, and stating that News has now become entertainment and the bottom line is advertising and making a buck at the risk of making the debates trivial and moot. With Lynwood is Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D, head of the communications department at Western Michigan University, Dr. Ron Kramer, Head of the Criminal Justice Program, WMU and Dr...
Keywords: Critical issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Clinton,Obama,ABC tv,debates,News,Entertainment
|Apologizing to BP? That's Your GO(B)P - William F. O'Brien|
This show discusses the gutless apology to BP by Rep. Joe Barton. Being ordered by his own party to recant under pressure, he still proclaims his apology on Twitter. We then discuss the depth of the BP tragedy and the changing of the guard at the CEO level. To the point discussion.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; BP; oil spill; Joe Barton; GOBP; GOP; British Petrolium
|When Will They Ever Learn...|
Dr. Tom Small, Evironmental Activist joins the panel of Dr. Ron Kramer and Donald Cooney to discuss several issues including the Reading Together Program. Many Communities can get some Ideas to try out in your own town.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Read; Vietnam; Iraq; War; Community; Environment
|Defining Facism 2|
The discussion continues (See Definging Facism 1) posted here. We are comparing Nazi Germany's third riech to what is going on in America Today.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Facism; Neocons; Right wing; Federalist; Bush
|A Serious Discussion on the Issues with Senator Debbie Stabenow - William F. O'Brien|
Senator Debbie Stabenow, (D)Michigan found some time to spend with us. The producer had trouble with he actual time counter and cut her visit even shorter than planned. Never the less, her visit was packed with information. We found her to be delightful, honest and knowlegable. And we found her to be very human. It was a great honor to have her on the show. Be sure to watch this one. I am also Proud to Announce that his Program won the 2009 Philo T...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views,Senator,Debbie Stabenow,Democrat,Michigan,healthcare,war,politics
Cindy Sheehan drops by the studio to talk with our panel. She has a lot to say to America.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Cindy Sheehan; Bush; Lies; Iraq
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|CI93 RATTLING THE SABERS|
The panel discusses the new attempts by this administration to enter into a war with Iran and the stupidity of such a folly. Also was the announcement that on May 16, Cindy Sheehan will be visiting Critical Issues.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Cindy Sheehan; Iran; Iraq; Bush; Folly
|The Year in Review: 2006 - William F. O'Brien|
CI109_THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2006. before we even get to the subject of the year in review, you cannot look back until you look forward to the President's escalation of the Iraq war. On hand to discuss this is Host Lyn Bartley, Dr. Ronald Kramer, Dr. Donald Cooney and Leigh A. Ford, PhD. from Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,2006,Year in review,war,iraq,escalation
|Eisenhower's Warning - CI 88.2 - William F. O'Brien|
The panel discusses the truly BAD Budget and the cutbacks, mostly from social programs and some inventive auditing. We also discuss the warning that President Eisenhower gave in his farewell speech concerning the Industrial, Congressional and Military Machine. Exactly what is happening today.
Keywords: Critical Issues; Critical Issues Alternative Views; Eisenhower; Warning; Industryial; congressional; military spending
|The Libby Circus - William F. O'Brien|
The Panel led by Lynwood Bartley, Dr. Ronald Kramer and Leigh A. Ford, Ph.D talk about the ramifications of how trials have been handled in the past few years, turning them into a circus. From the Clinton impeachment, which actually was nobody's business, to Nixon and his pardon from Jerry Ford, to the present Administration and how they twist the laws. It is truly a lively conversation.
Keywords: Libby,trials,critical issues,critical issues alternative views,government,Bush,Chenney
|Universal Healthcare: The Lobbyiests Hostage - William F. O'Brien|
This show marks the end of our 5th year and the start of our 6th on the air. On this show, we are visited via telephone, by Rick Stahlhut, M.D., the original host of the show. We talk about health care and the lack of compassion from the President to pass healthcare for the children. Most of all, we talk about greed.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Universal Healthcare,Bush,Iraq,Carl Rove
|The Boys in the Bubble - William F. O'Brien|
LYNWOOD BARTLEY heads up the panel once again to discuss Blackwater, SCHIP, and the President's veto and the delusion he is under that it will lead to Universal Healthcare and it would be free gratis for those making $80,000 or more. Joining Lyn are LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D, ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D and DR. RON KRAMER faculty of Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,SCHIP,Iraq,Iran,Bush,Blackwater
|The American Political Arena - William F. O'Brien|
Lynwood Bartley is joined with Dr. Ron Kramer and Dr. Don Cooney to discuss the current contest of the Democratic presidential hopefuls, Hillary and Obama. Questions asked are Where are they getting their money and who will they be beholden to if elected. Taking as a given that McCain is the Republican candidate, we must see who will stack up better against the Republicans. Most of all, who is behind the candidates? Questions that should be answered before the election.
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critial Issues Alternative Views,Clinton,Obama,McCain,Caucus,candidates,2008 elections
|Corporate Crime and Responsibilities - William f. O'Brien|
A discussion on the BP oil spill in the gulf. What laws have been broken from manslaughter to environmental. This is discussed at length.
Keywords: Critical issues alternative Views,oil,Gulf of Mexico,Louisiana,environmental,BP,British Petrolium,Responsibility
|McClellan's Book and a Misled People - William F. O'Brien|
Elke Schoffers,Ph.D of the Chemistry Department at Western Michigan University takes on the job of Host for this show. The panelists are Don Cooney, Department of Social Work and Leigh A. Ford,Ph.D, the Communication Department also a WMU. The former press secretary to the Bush Administration wrote his memoirs, telling the truth of what happened on his shift. It confirms exactly what we have been claiming for the past 6 years on this show...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bush,McClellan,neocons,book,administration lies,propaganda
|What a Decade Can Bring - William F. O'Brien|
This program is celebrating our 10th full year, looking to our 11th season on the air, giving our views from the people up instead of the top down. Joining the panel vis telephone is RICK STAHLHUT, M.D. from The University of Rochester, New York. Rick was with us when the show started and we like to keep in contact with him. Hosting Rick is LYNWOOD BARTLEY and panelists LEIGH A. FORD, Ph.D, DR. RON KRAMER and DR...
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Decade; Ten Years; Glenn Beck; Sarah Palin; Environmental Health. Environmental Issues
|Hiroshima, Wikileague and the Midwest Oil Spill - William F. O'Brien|
This program discusses the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the Atom Bomb on Hiroshima, the Wikilegue leaks to the press of the Afghanistan and Iraqi war documents and Kalamazoo's very own oil spill by Embridge Corp. Joining LYNWOOD BARTLEY (Retired) are ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D, DR. RON KRAMER adn DR. DON COONEY all faculty from Western Michigan University.
Keywords: Critical Issues Alternative Views; Kalamazoo; Oil Spill; Wikileague; Hiroshima; Atomic Bomb
|The Debates and The Insights - William F. O'Brien|
Palin. Biden. Who won? Who lost? In a debate is there ever really a winner and a looser? It is the quirks and the tics and the body language that really is what people are looking at. DR. RON KRAMER, hosts this program and discusses the Bail out bill that was passed and signed by the Chief Executive. With him are LEIGH A FORD, Ph.D, ELKE SCHOFFERS, Ph.D, Congressional hopeful and our panelist DON COONEY are joined by LYNWOOD BARTLEY,(retired) who is rejoining us after 4 months away, and all facu...
Keywords: Critical Issues,Critical Issues Alternative Views,Bailout,Wall Street,Congress,Biden,Palin,McCain